What We Don’t Know (But Need to Know) About the Arab World Today
Start Date: September 22 6:30 PM
This event is open to the public
Presented by Dr. James J. Zogby
founder and president of the Arab American Institute and author of Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters
Dr. James J. Zogby is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, D.C.–based organization that serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community. Since 1985, Zogby and the AAI have led Arab American efforts to secure political empowerment in the United States.
Zogby will explain the importance of listening to Arab voices if the United States wants to succeed in the Middle East. While it is true “that many in the Arab world admire aspects of American life, U.S. policy in the region has increasingly undermined Arab
attitudes toward America as a global model.” He also will show us why it’s more important than ever to base policy and perception on reality rather than stereotypes and theories.
Sponsored by the Middle Eastern & North African Student Association and the Office of the Head of School